Forbes Celebrity 100

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The Celebrity 100 is an annual list compiled and published by Forbes magazine since 1999. The purpose is to list the 100 most powerful celebrities of the year. Factors that are taken into account include income, Google hits, fan base, press clips and magazine covers.

Celebrity 100 Lists[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
1999 1 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball) [1]
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 United States Leonardo DiCaprio Actor
4 United States Jerry Seinfeld Actor
5 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
6 United Kingdom Spice Girls Musicians
7 United States Harrison Ford Actor
8 United States Robin Williams Actor
9 Canada Céline Dion Musician
10 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
11 Canada James Cameron Filmmaker
12 United States Tom Hanks Actor
13 United States Helen Hunt Actress
14 United States Garth Brooks Musician
15 United States John Travolta Actor

2000s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2000 1 United States Julia Roberts Actress [2]
2 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 United States Tom Hanks Actor
5 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
7 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
8 United States Backstreet Boys Musicians
9 United States Cher Musician
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
11 United States Bruce Willis Actor
12 Canada Shania Twain Musician
13 Canada Céline Dion Musician
14 United States Stephen King Writer
15 United States Harrison Ford Musicians
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2001 1 United States Tom Cruise Actor [3]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United Kingdom The Beatles Musicians
4 United States Britney Spears Musician
5 United States Bruce Willis Actor
6 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
7 United States Backstreet Boys Musicians
8 United States NSYNC Musicians
9 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
10 United States Mel Gibson Actor
11 United States Mike Tyson Sportsperson (Boxing)
12 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
13 United States Stephen King Writer
14 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
15 Germany Michael Schumacher Sportsperson (Auto racing)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2002 1 United States Britney Spears Musicians [4]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 United States Madonna Musician
5 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
6 United States NSYNC Musicians
7 United States Mariah Carey Musicians
8 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
10 United States Tom Hanks Actor
11 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
12 United States Jennifer Lopez Musician / Actress
13 United States Julia Roberts Actress
14 United States Stephen King Writer
15 United States Ben Affleck Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2003 1 United States Jennifer Aniston Actress [5]
2 United States Eminem
United States Dr. Dre
Musicians
3 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
4 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
5 United States Jennifer Lopez Singer / Actress
6 United Kingdom Paul McCartney Musician
7 United States Ben Affleck Actor
8 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
9 United States Tom Hanks Actor
10 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
11 United States Will Smith Actor
12 Cast of The Osbournes Musicians
13 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
14 Canada Mike Myers Actor
15 United Kingdom J.K. Rowling Writer
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2004 1 United States Mel Gibson Actor [6]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 United States Tom Cruise Actor
5 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
6 United Kingdom J.K. Rowling Writer
7 United States Michael Jordan Sportsperson (Basketball)
8 United States Bruce Springsteen Musician
9 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
10 United States Johnny Depp Actor
11 United States David Letterman Television personality
12 New Zealand Peter Jackson Filmmaker
13 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
14 United States Cameron Diaz Actress
15 Canada Jim Carrey Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2005 1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality [7]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Mel Gibson Actor
4 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
5 United States Shaquille O'Neal Sportsperson (Basketball)
6 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 United States Johnny Depp Actor
8 United States Madonna Musician
9 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
10 United States Tom Cruise Actor
11 United States Brad Pitt Actor
12 United States Dan Brown Writer
13 United States Will Smith Actor
14 United States David Letterman Television personality
15 United States Lance Armstrong Sportsperson (Cycling)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2006 1 United States Tom Cruise Actor [8]
2 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
3 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
4 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
7 United States Howard Stern Radio personality
8 United States 50 Cent Musician
9 Cast of The Sopranos Actors
10 United States Dan Brown Writer
11 United States Bruce Springsteen Musician
12 United States Donald Trump Entrepreneur
13 United States Muhammad Ali Sportsperson (Boxing)
14 United Kingdom Paul McCartney Musician
15 United States George Lucas Filmmaker
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2007 1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality [9]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Madonna Musician
4 United Kingdom The Rolling Stones Musicians
5 United States Brad Pitt Actor
6 United States Johnny Depp Actor
7 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
8 United States Tom Cruise Actor
9 United States Jay-Z Musician
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
11 United States Tom Hanks Actor
12 Cast of Grey's Anatomy Actors
13 United States Howard Stern Radio personality
14 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
15 United Kingdom David Beckham Sportsperson (Association football)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2008 1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality [10]
2 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
3 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United Kingdom David Beckham Sportsperson (Association football)
6 United States Johnny Depp Actor
7 United States Jay-Z Musician
8 United Kingdom The Police Musicians
9 United Kingdom J.K. Rowling Writer
10 United States Brad Pitt
United States Paula Deen
Actor
Television personality
11 United States Will Smith Actor
12 United States Justin Timberlake Musician
13 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
14 United States Cameron Diaz Actress
15 United States David Letterman Television personality
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2009 1 United States Angelina Jolie Actress [11]
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 United States Madonna Musician
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Bruce Springsteen Musician
7 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
8 United States Jennifer Aniston Actress
9 United States Brad Pitt Actor
10 United States Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)
11 United States Will Smith Actor
12 United States Phil McGraw Television personality
13 United States Britney Spears Musician
14 United States David Letterman Television personality
15 United Kingdom Coldplay Musicians

2010s[edit]

Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2010 1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality [12]
2 United States Beyoncé Musician
3 Canada James Cameron Filmmaker
4 United States Lady Gaga Musician
5 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
6 United States Britney Spears Musician
7 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
8 United States Sandra Bullock Actress
9 United States Johnny Depp Actor
10 United States Madonna Musician
11 United Kingdom Simon Cowell Television personality
12 United States Taylor Swift Musician
13 United States Miley Cyrus Musician / Actress
14 United States Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)
15 United States Jay-Z Musician
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2011 1 United States Lady Gaga Musician [13]
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
4 Republic of Ireland U2 Musicians
5 United Kingdom Elton John Musician
6 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
7 United States Taylor Swift Musician
8 United States Bon Jovi Musician
9 United Kingdom Simon Cowell Television personality
10 United States LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
11 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
12 United States Katy Perry Musician
13 United States Johnny Depp Actor
14 United States Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)
15 United States Leonardo DiCaprio Actor
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2012 1 United States Jennifer Lopez Musician / Actress [14]
2 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
3 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
4 Barbados Rihanna Musician
5 United States Lady Gaga Musician
6 United States Britney Spears Musician
7 United States Kim Kardashian Television personality
8 United States Katy Perry Musician
9 United States Tom Cruise Actor
10 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
11 United States Taylor Swift Musician
12 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
13 United States Angelina Jolie Actress
14 United States Donald Trump Entrepreneur
15 United States LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2013 1 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality [15]
2 United States Lady Gaga Musician
3 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
4 United States Beyoncé Musician
5 United States Madonna Musician
6 United States Taylor Swift Musician
7 United States Bon Jovi Musicians
8 Switzerland Roger Federer Sportsperson (Tennis)
9 Canada Justin Bieber Musician
10 United States Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
11 Australia Hugh Jackman Actor
12 United States Jennifer Lopez Musician / Actress
13 Barbados Rihanna Musician
14 United Kingdom Coldplay Musicians
15 United States Tiger Woods Sportsperson (Golf)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2014 1 United States Beyoncé Musician [16]
2 United States LeBron James Sportsperson (Basketball)
3 United States Dr. Dre Musician
4 United States Oprah Winfrey Television personality
5 United States Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
6 United States Jay-Z Musician
7 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing)
8 Barbados Rihanna Musician
9 United States Katy Perry Musician
10 United States Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
11 United States Steven Spielberg Filmmaker
12 United States Jennifer Lawrence Actress
13 United States Bon Jovi Musicians
14 United States Bruno Mars Musician
15 United States Kobe Bryant Sportsperson (Basketball)
Year No. Recipient Career Ref
2015 1 United States Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Sportsperson (Boxing) [17]
2 Philippines Manny Pacquiao Sportsperson (Boxing)
3 United States Katy Perry Musician
4 United Kingdom One Direction Musicians
5 United States Howard Stern Television personality
6 United States Garth Brooks Musician
7 United States James Patterson Author
8 United States Robert Downey, Jr. Actor
8 United States Taylor Swift Musician
10 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Sportsperson (Association football)
11 United States Rush Limbaugh Personality
12 United States Ellen DeGeneres Television personality
13 Argentina Lionel Messi Sportsperson (Association football)
14 United States The Eagles Musicians
15 United States Phil McGraw Television personality

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